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arenavirus

 [ah-re´nah-vi″rus]
any member of a family of spherical or pleomorphic RNA viruses containing host cell–derived ribonucleoproteins, including viruses that cause lassa fever and lymphocytic choriomeningitis; the natural hosts are rodents.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

A·re·na·vi·rus

(ă'rē-nă-vī'rŭs),
A genus in the family Arenaviridae that is associated with lymphocytic choriomeningitis and several hemorrhagic fevers.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

arenavirus

(ăr′ə-nə-vī′rəs, ə-rē′nə-, ə-rē′nə-vī′rəs)
n.
Any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that cause chronic infections in rodents and when transmitted to humans cause various hemorrhagic diseases, including Lassa fever.
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Arenavirus

The single genus of the family Arenaviridae, which includes Lassa virus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus and the Tacaribe group of haemorrhagic fever (e.g., Junin, Machupo viruses).
 
Vector
Rodents.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

Arenavirus

Virology The single genus of the family Arenaviridae, which includes Lassa virus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus and hemorrhagic fever—eg Junin, Machupo—viruses Vector Rodents. See Arenaviridae.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

A·re·na·vi·rus

(ă-rē'nă-vī'rŭs)
A genus in the family Arenaviridae that is associated with lymphocytic choriomeningitis and a number of hemorrhagic fevers.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

arenavirus

Any of the family of Arenaviridae of viruses which includes those causing LASSA FEVER and LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS. The name derives from the sand-like appearance of the internal granules seen on electron microscopy.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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(2011) Effective oral favipiravir (T-705) therapy initiated after the onset of clinical disease in a model of arenavirus hemorrhagic fever.
* The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Arenavirus Infection Lassa Fever
In 2008, a highly fatal outbreak of HF in Johannesburg was attributed to a previously unknown arenavirus, dubbed the Lujo virus (i.e.
Members of the virus genera Hantavirus (family Bunyaviridae) and Arenavirus (family Arenaviridae) are rodent-borne viruses with cosmopolitan distributions, primarily associated with the rodent families Cricetidae (New World) and Muridae (Old World).
Entre los virus que son considerados por el CDC se encuentran los virus de la viruela, de Nipah y de Hanta, asi como los causantes de fiebres hemorragicas como los filovirus de Ebola y de Marburg, y los arenavirus de Lassa y de Machupo, los causantes de encefalitis como los virus de la encefalitis equina venezolana, de la encefalitis equina oriental y la encefalitis equina occidental (CDC, 2010).
LCMV is the only arenavirus to exist in both areas; however, it is classified as an Old World virus.
Human infection with an arenavirus is likely to be very uncommon.
Nucleotide sequencing matched the arenavirus with the Whitewater Arroyo virus found in woodrats (Neotoma spp.), which normally do not come in contact with humans.
(NASDAQ: HOOK, 'HOOKIPA'), a company developing a new class of immunotherapeutics, targeting infectious diseases and cancers based on its proprietary arenavirus platform, today reported recent clinical progress highlights and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.
Diseases or pathogens considered for inclusion on priority pathogen list and under annual review Arenavirus hemorrhagic fevers None available.